Reflections on the Journey: Motivation and Purpose

By: Wills Porter

Motivation and Purpose

When it comes to this life, I believe that we are all here on earth to do something only we can do, this is our purpose. Purpose can be a challenging thing to discover. In a world full of distractions and static noise, we can so often loose sight of our purpose. To prevent this from happening, many turn to motivation. While motivational quotes and speakers serve a vital role in helping others discover their purpose, I believe there is a hidden danger in motivation. That is, motivation can only get you so far. Eventually, we must act on the motivation we listen to. If we tune into motivation but never act, we will be stuck in a cycle of inaction. In this cycle, we never change and yet we ask ourselves why we can’t do better. In this cycle we become so focused on motivation that we ignore the other side of the coin of change. This side is the side of personal action. It is only when we act on the motivation that we will become who we were made to be.

Motivation without action leads to inaction.

Published by Wills Porter

Having been a transplant recipient of over 20 years, Wills is a living example of the life-transforming power of organ donation and transplant. While life after transplant has not always been easy, Wills believes that the challenges he has faced since his transplant have made him stronger and helped him take joy in his own transplant journey. As a KT author, podcast host and the director of research and development for Kidney Trails, Wills is focused on advancing the conversation around organ donation through innovative and extra organary ways.

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